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How do i fix the Cyclic Redundancy Check error on my External Back Up Hard Drive

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November 5, 2011 6:57:00 AM

How do i fix the Cyclic Redundancy Check error on my External Back Up Hard Drive
November 6, 2011 8:10:00 AM

CRC error on HDD appears due to bad sector in the HDD. if it is under warranty then send it for RMA, else you can try to remap it
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November 6, 2011 8:17:54 AM

CA50 nailed it. CRC means the drive is physically going out. Back up what you can and format it before trying for a RMA (if formatting is possible. Use a low level format and zero out the drive. The bad sectors should still be visible to the manufacturer.) If it's more than a few years old, bite the bullet and get a new drive.
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November 6, 2011 8:32:37 AM

^ thanks mate :) 
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November 6, 2011 10:24:45 AM

It is not necessarily the drive that is at fault, it may be the computer or the computers USB interface. If possible I would try it on another computer before trying a RMA. Also you could download the manufacturer of your hard drive diagnostic software to check the drive itself.
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